Summertime is reunion time for all good Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School alumnus.
The longstanding annual St. George’s-by-the River Canterbury Fair tradition in Rumson has always been, let’s say, something to talk about.
The sun has had a hard time peering out from the dank weather veil these days. So, daydreaming about a simpler summer time when a dive into the ocean in Sea Bright was all you needed comes a lot easier than that ball of fire and the imminent need to cool down.
Tonight’s the night. It’s the 12th annual Basie Awards, celebrating the talent of area high school students and their mentors.
This year, Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) actors, singers, musicians, directors, producers and tech crew have netted 17 nominations.
• Outstanding drama production, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight;
• Outstanding lead actor in a drama, Calvin Bruno, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight;
• Outstanding direction in a drama, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Suzanne Sweeney;
• Outstanding set design in a drama, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Matthew Leddin;
• Outstanding lighting design in a drama, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Matthew Leddin;
• Outstanding musical production, Tarzan;
• Outstanding lead actress in a musical, Rachel Makstein, Tarzan
• Outstanding supporting actor in a musical, Jake Rallo, Tarzan;
• Outstanding chorus, Tarzan;
• Outstanding featured ensemble group, Tarzan, The Gorillas;
• Outstanding featured ensemble group, Tarzan, Island Spirits;
• Outstanding student/adult orchestra, Tarzan, Amy Fredericks;
• Outstanding direction in a musical, Tarzan, Suzanne Sweeney;
• Outstanding choreography, Tarzan, Jen Costa;
• Outstanding set design in a musical, Tarzan, Matthew Leddin;
• Outstanding lighting design in a musical, Tarzan, Matthew Leddin;
• Outstanding musical direction, Tarzan, Amy Fredericks.
It was considered a privilege and honor. They were chosen from the junior class at RFH to serve as the debutante-like ushers for the graduating class. All dressed in white and supposedly gracefully toting a chain of daisies, the Daisy Chain girls were a fixture of high school finery at graduations in the 1970s.
The origins of the somewhat upper-crust tradition date back to the 1900s, but this Retro Pic of the Day was snapped in 1978.
Flanked by coaches and families, three more student-athletes from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) signed letters of commitment on May 4, National Signing Day to participate in NCAA Athletics at their chosen colleges.
The Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) summer school schedule of academic enrichment classes for high school students in and out of district and night courses for adults has been released.
There will be two sessions. Summer Session 1 for students will run Monday through Thursday from July 10 to 20. Summer Session 2 for students will run Monday through Thursday from August 7 to 17.
Courses geared to incoming freshman students are: Technology in the High School Classroom, How to Effectively Write a 5 Paragraph Essay, Writing for Freshmen in History, and A Recipe for Success: How to Get the Most Out of High School.
Courses are also offered for students in areas of special interest, such as Broadcasting Journalism, Explore the World of Astronomy, Music Recording and Production, and Science behind the Music.
For students taking the SATs, the Princeton Review SAT Ultimate Prep Course includes fourteen afternoon sessions running from July 10 to Aug. 2. It is The Princeton Review’s most intense classroom preparation option with 25 hours of instruction plus four full-length practice SATs and access to their online student portal. A special relationship with the RFH summer program allows students to pay $899, a $200 discount from the regular price of $1,099.
Evening courses open to adults and students are Ceramics Studio/Raku Firing (July 6 to 25) and Getting to Know Your DSLR Camera (July 10 to 20).
— Edited press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School